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Big Ten Road Wins Hard To Come By

January 5, 2013

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There have been eight Big Ten games in the 2012-13 basketball season and the home team has won six of them, including: Purdue beating No. 11 Illinois 68-61 in West Lafayette, followed by the Illini beating No. 8 Ohio State 74-55 in Champaign (the Buckeyes had beaten Nebraska by 36 in their opener in Columbus). […]

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Top 10 Big Ten Stories Of 2012

December 20, 2012

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The Big Ten had an eventful 2012, marked by great basketball, lousy football, some messes off the field and lots going on with the business side of things. With that, here are the top 10 Big Ten stories of 2012: 1. The Fall – And Rise – Of Penn State Football. After Sandusky happened in […]

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Tom Crean: Big Ten Twitter King

December 19, 2012

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Tom Crean is the undisputed Twitter king of Big Ten coaches. The frenetic Hoosier coach has more Twitter followers and has Tweeted more than the rest of the Big Ten coaches combined: Coach Followers Following Tweets Tom Crean 98,740 120 5,312 Tim Miles 37,025 59 2,571 John Beilein 14,895 27 314 Tubby Smith 12,487 45 […]

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Daily Big Ten Podcast: Talking Hoops

December 18, 2012

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The good people at Crimson Cast welcomed us on to their new Big Ten Special podcast this week to talk smart about Indiana hoops, the coming Big Ten season, Northwestern’s Big Dance hopes and the groundbreaking Red-Not Red divisional realignment. Click here for a listen: The-Big-Ten-Special. They do a great job over there.

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Big Ten Poll Watch: Week 7

December 17, 2012

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The big question for this week’s poll was: “How far will Indiana fall?” We guessed No. 7 or 8. We were wrong. The secondary question was: “Will Michigan get any of Indiana’s No. 1 votes?” We guessed four. We were wrong. Speaking of Michigan’s No. 1 votes, all three voters who picked the Wolverines also […]

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Big Ten Poll Watch: Week 6

December 10, 2012

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It’s the return of Big Ten Poll Watch – our weekly look at which voters voted for which Big Ten teams in the AP Top 25. There’s nothing too egregious in this week’s watch, other than the New Haven Register’s Dave Borges failing to include Minnesota on his ballot. Indiana (No. 1) Best: No. 1 (44 […]

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2013 Big Ten Football Commitments

December 10, 2012

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National Signing Day is just 57 days away (Feb. 6, if you choose not to do the math), and Big Ten classes are beginning to take shape. While there are plenty of commitments, de-commitments and switches to be made, here’s an early look at where each Big Ten team stands as signing day approaches (click […]

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Big Ten Power Rankings

December 9, 2012

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The Big Ten is deeper and stronger than ever: Three unbeatens. Six teams in the Top 25. A handful of the best players in the country. But which team is best so far? We take a look below at where they’ve been, what they have done well, what hasn’t gone well and what is ahead. […]

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Former Illini Jerry Brown Dies In Car Crash

December 8, 2012

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Former Illinois defensive lineman Jerry Brown was killed early Saturday in a one-car accident, and a teammate has been charged in his death. From ESPN: DALLAS — Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was arrested early Saturday morning for intoxication manslaughter after a one-vehicle accident that killed teammate Jerry Brown. Irving police spokesman John Argumaniz said the accident happened about […]

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Big Ten Football Twitter Follower Rankings

August 3, 2012

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Big Ten football programs are increasingly turning to Twitter to share news, pictures and manage issues. But which schools have the greatest reach? Is it purely a function of the biggest fan bases? Or the best use of Twitter? Or a combination of both? As you see below, it’s a combination of both – with […]

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Big Ten Picture Of The Day

August 3, 2012

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Illinois center Graham Pocic signs a small human (Photo via @BTNBrentYarina).

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Blotter: 65 Big Ten Arrests; Iowa New Leader

August 1, 2012

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Big news, Big Ten fans! Since our post last month, we have a new leader in the number of arrests of student-athletes over the last two years! Iowa jumped from fourth to first in just two weeks thanks to running back De’Andre Johnson’s one-man crime wave (note: Johnson was dismissed from the team today), Hawkeye baller […]

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Outrage in Happy Valley!!!

July 26, 2012

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Controversy is brewing in Happy Valley, and the outrage coming from the Penn State athletic department seems to be equal to or greater than the concern over a former coach serially raping young boys and using the university facilities to do so. A rational person might assume this new concern must be over something truly […]

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Coaches Trolling State College For Players

July 26, 2012

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It’s a surreal time in Happy Valley: In the 48 hours since the NCAA levied unprecedented sanctions against the program, an extraordinary recruiting frenzy has played out on Penn State’s campus, where players are working out. At noon Wednesday, several groups of coaches from opposing teams were waiting in the Lasch Football Building parking lot […]

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Five Best: Iowa Baseball

July 18, 2012

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Over the next two weeks, we are highlighting the five best Major League players to ever play baseball at each of the Big Ten universities. Today, we take a look at the Iowa Hawkeyes. Earlier stories can be found here. School: Iowa Number of Major Leaguers: 26 First: Cap Anson (debuted May 6, 1871) Most recent: Wes Obermueller (debuted Sept. 20, 2002) […]

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Five Best: Illinois Baseball

July 16, 2012

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Over the next two weeks, we are highlighting the five best Major League players to ever play baseball at each of the Big Ten universities. Today, we take a look at the Illinois Fighting Illini. Earlier stories can be found here. School: Illinois Number of Major Leaguers: 71 First: Cy Falkenberg (debuted April 21, 1903) Most recent: Kyle […]

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